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North East advocate. Super-connector.
Charlie Charlton is a journalist who's helping to sculpt a new narrative for the region by curating and hosting sell-out events, as well as creating content for film, podcasts and socials.

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Journalist | Presenter | Advocate for the North East

Charlie Charlton is a journalist and presenter, with a wealth of experience in award-winning broadcasting and hosting live events. In-depth storytelling is at the heart of her work. Her conversations centre around business and social impact. Charlie produces/presents films, podcasts and social content, as well as curating conferences and hosting award shows.


From local to national and international, Charlie is committed to connecting people who are passionate about their community. Ensuring the North East’s voice is heard, Charlie believes that learning from diverse perspectives and cultures benefits everyone.

With an impressive professional background alongside “outstanding storytelling" and charisma, Charlie Charlton hosts conferences throughout the UK with a focus on business.

Recent examples: global ‘City of Longevity’ event for the National Innovation Centre for Ageing; national conference for the UK Space Agency; regional conference for North East Entrepreneurs’ Forum.

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Much in demand for awards shows, Charlie Charlton is an exceptional public speaker and live host. Praised for her on-stage energy and ability to enthuse the audience. Recent examples: North East Chamber of Commerce Awards; North East Tourism Awards; Businesswomen Awards for Teesside and Wearside; Future Business Magnates; North East Automotive Alliance Awards; Inspiring Females.

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Charlie is currently in production with her own video podcast exploring Work Culture: ‘Both Sides of the Desk’ (available Oct 2024.) As a well-connected individual with insight into many industries, she is also a valuable podcast guest.

Charlie has featured on Northern Power Women webinars and the ‘This Is The North’ podcast. 

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With almost twenty years’ experience as a Senior Journalist with the BBC, both regionally and nationally on TV and radio, Charlie is keen to share her knowledge with future generations.

As well as providing commercial media training, Charlie acts as a mentor to school-leavers and guest lectures at Newcastle University.

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As a super-connector and someone who thrives on supporting others, Charlie brings people and organisations together. With a diverse network of trusted relationships, Charlie helps support collaboration and encourages cross-sector partnerships to build a stronger North East and beyond. 


Charlie is passionate about the power of people. Throughout her career she has developed uniquely strong connections by collaborating with individuals from a variety of industries, backgrounds and sectors. 

It's great to talk. If you'd like to work with Charlie on a project or event, get in touch today. 

​To contact Charlie Charlton regarding your proposal, simply complete the form or send an email to

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Ade-Lee Adebiyi
"There are not many people I have met who genuinely love and advocate for the North East like Charlie does. She is a connector, storyteller, and the ultimate North East ambassador.
I've had the privilege of working with Charlie in the last year, and she was amazing to collaborate with while offering me invaluable coaching and advice.
On top of all that, she's absolutely lovely and has a genuine soul! If I could work with her again, I'd seize the opportunity!"
Ade-Lee Adebiyi
Head of Design at SoPost
John McCabe

"I've had the pleasure of knowing Charlie for many years, initially as an outstanding broadcaster and journalist and more recently as the brilliant host to some of the highest profile events in the North East. 

Our business awards and Inspiring Females Awards are two of the flagship events in the North East Chamber of Commerce calendar, each welcoming hundreds to people to share in a celebration of this region's immense talent. Charlie does so much more than host these events, she's integral to them, bringing a genuine warmth and energy to every occasion. 

As an ambassador for our great region, Charlie is right at the very top of her game and the North East is lucky to be able to call her one of our own.”

John McCabe

Chief Executive, North East Chamber of Commerce

Alfie Joey

"Sensational journalist, unequalled host, perfect panel facilitator, North East champion, cheerleader, chatterbox...but most of all, a real good, caring person!


I worked with Charlie at the BBC and saw how much she listened, how hard she researched, how enthusiastic she was with EVERY guest or interviewee. And since moving on things have become even more exciting!

She is currently setting off fireworks at the marvellous Newcastle Helix! This latest chapter is the most impressive phase yet as she puts this incredible place on the map and flies the flag for her beloved North East.
And here is the scariest bit, I am sure Charlie has yet to scratch the surface of what she will achieve.”

Alfie Joey

#SpeakEasyGuy, writer, communication coach

Helen Boyd

"Charlie is a massive champion of the work we do at Smart Works Newcastle, helping women gain employment and financial independence. We were delighted that she hosted our event "In Conversation with Vicky Gill". ​

Charlie was the perfect host in every way, warm, relatable and a brilliant conversationalist with the BAFTA-winning costume designer.  

The Smart Works Newcastle team look forward to working with Charlie on future projects.”

Helen Boyd

Centre Manager, Smart Works Newcastle